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Shading and land use in regularly-spaced sun-tracking collectors

Cumpston, Jeffrey; Pye, John

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We present a new methodology for defining regularly-spaced collector layouts for the purpose of simulating annual system cost in two-axis sun-tracking collector arrays, such as those comprising solar-thermal dish collectors or two-axis tracking PV. We thoroughly consider all layout combinations of aspect ratio, offset, ground-cover-ratio, and rotation. Collector position is optimised to reduce annual shading for a range of collector densities for the site of Barstow, California. Optimal layouts...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/74933
Source: Solar Energy
DOI: 10.1016/j.solener.2014.06.012

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